Fee-Free Day announced for Wayne National Forest

Published 9:04 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

NELSONVILLE — In observance of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the Wayne National Forest announces it is offering a fee-free day on Saturday, Sept. 30.

NPLD is one of three fee-free days offered by the Wayne National Forest, along with National Get Outdoors Day and Veterans Day.

The fee waiver applies to all recreation sites not on the National Recreation Reservation System.

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The fee waiver does not include Leith Run Campground and its group picnic shelters, Oak Hill Campground, Iron Ridge Campground, Two Points Group Campground and Picnic Shelter, and Lake Vesuvius’s Roadside and Furnace Group Picnic Shelters.

The fee waiver also applies to trail riding on the Wayne National Forest. No permits are required to ride trails on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Wayne National Forest offers over 400 miles of multiple-use trails, which include horse, all-terrain vehicle, off-highway motorcycle, mountain bike, and hiking trails.

The public is invited to join Rural Action, along with state and federal agencies, groups, and citizens across Appalachian Ohio in celebrating NPLD during the period Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1.

Participate in one of the many planned activities by visiting http://ruralaction.org/aonpld/.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne.